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Emma Watson Teased For Her Smarts — Is This Why She Left Brown University? How Mean!

Thu, April 21, 2011 3:30pm EDT by 1 Comment
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Emma couldn’t raise her hand in class without being called out on her ‘Harry Potter’ fame!

Emma Watson may have decided to take a break from her studies at Brown University — because her classmates were teasing her about how smart she is!

Whenever Emma raised her hand in class and answered a professor’s question correctly, her classmates “would respond with a quote from Harry Potter,” a source tells the NY Daily News.

Emma would hear phrases like “Three points for Gryffindor!” — which is heard in Harry Potter whenever a student gets the correct answer and earns recognition for a residential hall.

But that’s not all. Normal barely ever happened for Emma at Brown. Her freshman roommate was asked to sign a very strict confidentiality agreement before she could move in with Emma, says another source. And whenever Emma tried to do something like attend a football game, she faced hassles.

At a Brown-Harvard game on Sept. 9 in Cambridge, Mass., a Harvard student stalked the 21-year-old starlet to the point that she had to be escorted into the stadium, where she had to sit between two security guards throughout the game, says an insider. Despite the security, students still shouted Harry Potter slogans at her!

Emma has written on her website: “I’ve decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter … and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree … it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought.”

But rumor has it that Emma may not be returning to Brown — and that she is considering transferring to New York University, where she was spotted taking a tour of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in February.

–Lindsey DiMattina

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